Archive: August, 2011

Statement from BCTGM Local 167G President John Riskey

Posted by BCTGM - August 24, 2011 - American Crystal Sugar

“For the first time in four weeks, representatives from American Crystal Sugar Company finally agreed to meet with BCTGM union negotiators. We came to the table in good faith with proposals that addressed many of the company’s concerns including changes to health coverage and expanding upon the company’s substance abuse policy. Unfortunately, the company ignored [...]

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Crystal workers are willing to negotiate, keep working

Posted by BCTGM - August 5, 2011 - American Crystal Sugar

By John Riskey, INFORUM We want to keep working. It’s that simple. As the community already knows, 1,300 Red River Valley residents employed by American Crystal Sugar Co. have been forced off the job against our will. We are your neighbors. We go to church with you. We spend money at local businesses. We raise [...]

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Sugar workers locked out in Red River Valley

Posted by BCTGM - August 1, 2011 - American Crystal Sugar

EAST GRAND FORKS - After voting overwhelmingly to reject the final offer from American Crystal Sugar, some1,300 workers in Minnesota, North Dakota and Iowa have been locked out. This morning, BCTGM Local 167G  President John Riskey read a statement at all affected facilities. “Today, American Crystal Sugar workers…showed up to work only to find their company has [...]

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